1. Jeb Bush says ‘anchor babies’ term not derogatory, describes fraud

Jeb Bush says ‘anchor babies’ term not derogatory, describes fraud

US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday said his use of the term "anchor babies" to describe US-born children of non-citizen parents was taken out of context and not derogatory, saying he was referring solely to activity he views as fraudulent.

By: | Published: August 25, 2015 9:47 AM

US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday said his use of the term “anchor babies” to describe US-born children of non-citizen parents was taken out of context and not derogatory, saying he was referring solely to activity he views as fraudulent.

During a news conference in McAllen, Texas, which is close to the border with Mexico, Jeb Bush said it was “ludicrous” to suggest his use of the phrase in a radio interview last week was offensive to immigrants, and he blamed Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton for the fracas.

“I was focusing on a specific, targeted kind of case where people are organizing to bring pregnant women into the country” to have children, Bush said. “That’s fraud.”

The former Florida governor sounded frustrated to have to address the issue again after telling reporters last week he did not regret using the term because he did not know of a better one.

Bush, whose wife was born in Mexico and who answered some questions in Spanish, said his background should convince Americans that his remarks were taken out of context.

Republicans have identified illegal immigration as a key topic for primary voters, but they want to avoid driving away Hispanic voters whose support they will need against the eventual Democratic nominee.

The U.S. Constitution grants citizenship to any child born on U.S. soil, regardless of parentage. Immigration critics sometimes use “anchor babies” to describe U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants, usually from Latin America. Immigration groups say the phrase is offensive.

Some Republicans seeking the nomination for the November 2016 election, including Donald Trump, have criticized across-the-board birthright citizenship. Bush called it a “noble concept.”

Jeb Bush said his initial comments referred to Asian people. Federal agents earlier this year described “maternity tourism” schemes in which wealthy foreign women, particularly from China, travel to the United States to give birth so their children will have U.S. citizenship.

After Jeb Bush used the phrase last week, Clinton criticized it, tweeting, “They’re called babies.”

Bush said that interpretation was unfair.

“I think we need to take a step back and chill out a little bit as it relates to the political correctness that somehow you have to be scolded every time you say something,” he said.

  1. David Francis
    Aug 26, 2015 at 3:06 am
    DONALD TRUMPS SIMPLEST SOLUTION TO THE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP (ANCHOR BABY) LAW SHOULD BE TO BUILD THE WALL AND A NO OPTION ENFORCEMENT OF MANDATORY E-VERIFY IMPOSED? DETAINING ILLEGAL ALIENS IN THE WORKPLACE AND WITH EMPLOYERS FACING A 5 YEAR PRISON TERM WITH HARSH FINES. The solution to the illegal immigration problem really, is relatively simple? Starting with the wall that Donald Trump will build, if the way to the White House is not rigged between complicity of both parties? We already know that our country is controlled by wealthy donors who buy the votes in Congress? That’s whether it’s the ‘K’ Street lobbyists or voting favors for cronies of GOP elitist as Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton. The—ONLY--way American people have any chance of stopping our country collapsing in to an economic crisis is voting for Donald Trump. It’s blatantly obvious that a man, who remarkably successful as a top business man; a billionaire who has everything money can buy, is not accessible to wealthy donors, who buy their way into Congress. All Donald Trump has to accomplish as President, is to put the onus on employers. No need to go after the Birthright Citizenship 14 amendment, but deploy an army of ICE agents, who would be equipped with a judges warrant swoop down on unsuspecting businesses across America. The hundreds of billions dollars needed to root out illegal aliens in their living quarters is would likely cause a outcry. However hiring from the thousands of unemplo veterans an army of E-Verify checkers, whose job it is to verify the ideny of every worker in the employer’s work force. Using an upgraded—MANDATORY—E-Verify or a system such as this, would be far less expensive to the taxpayer. This course of action would put the US Immigration & Custom Service (ICE) officers on the front line. The overall punishment for hiring illegal immigrant workers would be by statute 5 years in prison and a harsh fine comparative to how many workers are stealing American jobs in that particular business or industry. Once the word was spread throughout the United States and employers were being locked away, the US Chamber of Commerce, Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Trade Unions--that you as an employer comply with the law, or suffer the consequences. Employers would vet every worker carefully, cross referencing identification and any anomaly knowing the outcome could be a prison term, with no exceptions? After a few prominent company owners could not buy their way out of incarceration. There would be open house on jobs in every factory, industrial complex, construction sites, entertainment and service industries, meat ng and poultry plants and just about any place of work you can imagine. Black American Communities would no longer be overlooked to find a decent paying job or any legal permanent resident. In any area of labor to find people wages would go up and to draw attention to any particular manufacturing business the minimum wage law would no longer be required as there would be compeion, as there would be a employers desperate need for skilled and manual jobs and no disagreement for paying more. The economy would spiral upwards as families would have more to spend. No legal immigrant would be left out of the new America where everybody wins. Lawful Latino’s, Hispanics and every minority would access to a job. In California as a sample Governor Jerry (Moonbeam) Brown signed into law AB 1236 prohibiting the State and any cities, counties, or special districts from requiring employers (other than a government eny) to use E-Verify as a condition of receiving a government contract, applying for or maintaining a business license, or as a penalty for violating licensing or other similar laws. Employers are free voluntarily use E-Verify or as required by federal law. But under a Donald Trump the E-Verify law would be compulsory? This illustrates the fact that you are not required to use this law, so there is no enforcement? I am sure that Special Interests was able to bribe the Left and Right in the corruption in Washington, to only make it optional for employers. The 20 billion in remittances leaving the country would dry up, and the fraudulent $4.7 being granted of reimburts in child tax credits could be reevaluated and investigated. The ITIN number, as an equivalent to a US citizens Social Security number could also be checked, for illegal aliens using them. Also defraud the Guest Worker program that agriculture needs, but it must very uniform with foreigners signing up for a 6 months or yearly visa and must return home once it’s outdated. Thousands of illegal aliens who had used stolen Social Security numbers from new born infants, military deplo abroad or even tracing dead persons prior ID would find it almost impossible to get hired. Unknown numbers foreign nationals would become despondent as jobs dry up and elect to leave the country to their homeland. Forced deportation would not be required, as people would leave of their own accord. Read: How the Left Wants to Turn America Into a Third World by author Ann Coulter. No Copyright. P this message on. This is better than going after birthright citizenship. Costs far less and no job, means leaving this nation.
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    1. David Francis
      Aug 26, 2015 at 3:06 am
      DONALD TRUMPS SIMPLEST SOLUTION TO THE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP (ANCHOR BABY) LAW SHOULD BE TO BUILD THE WALL AND A NO OPTION ENFORCEMENT OF MANDATORY E-VERIFY IMPOSED? DETAINING ILLEGAL ALIENS IN THE WORKPLACE AND WITH EMPLOYERS FACING A 5 YEAR PRISON TERM WITH HARSH FINES. The solution to the illegal immigration problem really, is relatively simple? Starting with the wall that Donald Trump will build, if the way to the White House is not rigged between complicity of both parties? We already know that our country is controlled by wealthy donors who buy the votes in Congress? That’s whether it’s the ‘K’ Street lobbyists or voting favors for cronies of GOP elitist as Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton. The—ONLY--way American people have any chance of stopping our country collapsing in to an economic crisis is voting for Donald Trump. It’s blatantly obvious that a man, who remarkably successful as a top business man; a billionaire who has everything money can buy, is not accessible to wealthy donors, who buy their way into Congress. All Donald Trump has to accomplish as President, is to put the onus on employers. No need to go after the Birthright Citizenship 14 amendment, but deploy an army of ICE agents, who would be equipped with a judges warrant swoop down on unsuspecting businesses across America. The hundreds of billions dollars needed to root out illegal aliens in their living quarters is would likely cause a outcry. However hiring from the thousands of unemplo veterans an army of E-Verify checkers, whose job it is to verify the ideny of every worker in the employer’s work force. Using an upgraded—MANDATORY—E-Verify or a system such as this, would be far less expensive to the taxpayer. This course of action would put the US Immigration & Custom Service (ICE) officers on the front line. The overall punishment for hiring illegal immigrant workers would be by statute 5 years in prison and a harsh fine comparative to how many workers are stealing American jobs in that particular business or industry. Once the word was spread throughout the United States and employers were being locked away, the US Chamber of Commerce, Silicon Valley, Wall Street and Trade Unions--that you as an employer comply with the law, or suffer the consequences. Employers would vet every worker carefully, cross referencing identification and any anomaly knowing the outcome could be a prison term, with no exceptions? After a few prominent company owners could not buy their way out of incarceration. There would be open house on jobs in every factory, industrial complex, construction sites, entertainment and service industries, meat ng and poultry plants and just about any place of work you can imagine. Black American Communities would no longer be overlooked to find a decent paying job or any legal permanent resident. In any area of labor to find people wages would go up and to draw attention to any particular manufacturing business the minimum wage law would no longer be required as there would be compeion, as there would be a employers desperate need for skilled and manual jobs and no disagreement for paying more. The economy would spiral upwards as families would have more to spend. No legal immigrant would be left out of the new America where everybody wins. Lawful Latino’s, Hispanics and every minority would access to a job. In California as a sample Governor Jerry (Moonbeam) Brown signed into law AB 1236 prohibiting the State and any cities, counties, or special districts from requiring employers (other than a government eny) to use E-Verify as a condition of receiving a government contract, applying for or maintaining a business license, or as a penalty for violating licensing or other similar laws. Employers are free voluntarily use E-Verify or as required by federal law. But under a Donald Trump the E-Verify law would be compulsory? This illustrates the fact that you are not required to use this law, so there is no enforcement? I am sure that Special Interests was able to bribe the Left and Right in the corruption in Washington, to only make it optional for employers. The 20 billion in remittances leaving the country would dry up, and the fraudulent $4.7 being granted of reimburts in child tax credits could be reevaluated and investigated. The ITIN number, as an equivalent to a US citizens Social Security number could also be checked, for illegal aliens using them. Also defraud the Guest Worker program that agriculture needs, but it must very uniform with foreigners signing up for a 6 months or yearly visa and must return home once it’s outdated. Thousands of illegal aliens who had used stolen Social Security numbers from new born infants, military deplo abroad or even tracing dead persons prior ID would find it almost impossible to get hired. Unknown numbers foreign nationals would become despondent as jobs dry up and elect to leave the country to their homeland. Forced deportation would not be required, as people would leave of their own accord. Read: How the Left Wants to Turn America Into a Third World by author Ann Coulter. No Copyright. P this message on. This is better than going after birthright citizenship. Costs far less and no job, means leaving this nation.
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